February 2012


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 February 29, 2012 |

* False torture claims of failed UK asylum seekers exposed

* Sri Lanka among top outsourcing countries

* Thailand supports SL's home-grown process for national reconciliation

* UK to send another batch of asylum seekers home

* Twenty two TN fishermen released

* Customs streamline CARNET permits


 February 28, 2012 |

* Internationalizing a domestic issue would only lead to derailing the ongoing reconciliation process – Prof. Peiris

* SL Navy hosts Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

* Religious leaders denounce resolution against SL

* Population census commenced


 February 27, 2012 |

* Allow Sri Lanka’s efforts at reconciliation to proceed unimpeded – Minister Samarasinghe at UNHRC

* LLRC recommendations must be adopted in a democratic manner- SL Envoy in US

* Protest not against the UN - SLFA

* Kaithady Palmyrah Research Institute soon


 February 26, 2012 |

* Official record on deaths occurred during conflict released

* SLA to hold Defence Seminar 2012 on post-conflict 5Rs


 February 25, 2012 |

* Foundation laid for Shangri-La Hotels

* Investment opportunities in Sri Lanka expanded - President

* Haditha Massacre: US accountability on war crimes - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Divi Neguma III to commence next month

* Seeking to exclude Major Gen. Silva is a public lynching without trial - SL Mission in UN

* Another batch of illegal migrants return home from Togo


 February 24, 2012 |

* SL rejects misleading and unethical communication allegedly sent by US

* Our goals should be to preserve and promote SL's unique identity – Defence Secy

* Executive Vice President of IFC meets President

* SL Navy never fires at Indian fishermen – Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Japan supports livelihood projects in East

* Pulmoddai Mineral Sands Company records highest ever sale of ilmenite

* Drugs review committees to be set up


 February 23, 2012 |

* A process led in SL is better than one led internationally – UK

* Sri Lanka's trade to boom - HSBC

* Final stage of census to begin next week

* Sri Lanka has a well-organized plan for UNHRC session

* IFC pledges fullest cooperation to post-conflict development in SL

* SLT shows sustained development

* Joint Plan for Assistance to North launched


 February 22, 2012 |

* Special instructions to manage fuel, electricity expenses

* SL attends UNHRC sessions with impressive post-conflict records – Former AG

* Train Sri Lanka – peace brings tourists backtr>

* Shangri-La to begin construction this week

* Invest & conduct more trade with Sri Lanka - Korea

* “Uruma Aruna” programme to conserve historical places launched

* Deduru oya project nearing completion

* Train service for Sri Pada pilgrims


 February 21, 2012 |

* Another village under Jana Sevana

* Measures to develop coconut plantation

* President promises immediate relief for fishermen

* Sri Lanka Expo 2012 promotions in Birmingham & London

* Canada to tighten refugee rules


 February 20, 2012 |

* Hindus free to celebrate Maha Shiva Rathri in true spirit


 February 17, 2012 |

* Online visa approval system brings in record revenue

* EU to further assist in development efforts

* President returns

* Singapore business delegation to visit Sri Lanka

* National Police Commission reinstated

* Sri Lanka to host C'wealth Parliamentary Association conference

* SL envoy in Uganda presents credentials

* World's leading department stores chiefs to meet in Colombo

* Uninterrupted electricity Supply to Kilinochchi & Mullaitivu

* SriLankan recruits A’pura youth


 February 16, 2012 |

* Be partners in our development process – President tells international community

* Army appoints Court of Inquiry to probe war crime allegations

* Singapore will continue to support Sri Lanka – President Yam

* MoU signed between SL and S'pore to enhance bilateral trade

* Singapore President appreciates ongoing reconciliation process

* EU experts to help prevent Dengue

* Govt hospitals to go paperless

* Japanese youth ship to Colombo today

* Kevin Rudd has confidence in the Govt. & LLRC report - SL envoy in Australia

* Forex market current developments temporary -CB

* Country’s first PGA golf tournament in Kandy


 February 15, 2012 |

* Aussie Senate defeats motion against Sri Lanka

* Posten Norge apologizes for the issuance of personalized LTTE stamps

* President lauds Queen's leadership

* SL and Singapore leaders call for expanding bilateral trade

* Singapore names orchid after President & First Lady

* SriLankan gets contract to service IndiGo's aircraft

* Enumeration of Vital Events in North conducted

* Japan grants US$ 33 million to improve healthcare


 February 14, 2012 |

* Personalised LTTE stamps in Germany: Deutsche Post AG apologises for mistake

* Sri Lanka has good anti-trafficking record - US

* President arrives in Singapore

* Canada calls upon Tamil expatriates to rebuild nation

* Tourist arrivals up in January

* President to visit Singapore

* President's visit will boost SL-Pakistan trade

* Lifejackets, boat insurance compulsory soon

* Jewellery sector revenue increased


 February 13, 2012 |

* US Congressmen laud Sri Lanka's progress, urge to strengthen ties

* Joint European operation busts human smuggling network

* President returns

* Indian-born Sri Lankan children issued birth certificates


 February 12, 2012 |

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan join hands to promote peace and security in the region

* Broad economic co-operation between SL and Pakistan Three M.O.U. s signed


 February 11, 2012 |

* SL – Pakistan leaders focus on co-operation on trade, agricultural and economic development

* Where time stands still

* Visit Sri Lanka for fair analysis on facts - SL envoy

* Cabinet sub-committee appointed to monitor implementation of HRi Action Plan proposals

* Asylum shopping and how AI earns its keep in Canada: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 February 10, 2012 |

* Kreeda Shakthi programme launched to promote sports

* Swiss Permanent Mission hosts a discussion on LLRC

* President arrives in Islamabad

* Around 77,000 people to benefit from increased access to sanitation services

* Sri Lanka playing important role in interconnected world – UNSG 

* Anti-terror measures top SAARC meet agenda

* Another Jana Sevana housing project handed over

* US Court dismisses alleged war crimes case against Major Gen. Silva


 February 09, 2012 |

* MV Ocean Lady Tamils were “asylum shopping”- Canadian Minister

* Canadian Tamil pleads guilty in plot to supply LTTE

* Dizzying rock fortress Sigiriya

* More ex-cadres reintegrated

* Apparel Industry tops US $ 4 bn mark

* President to visit Pakistan

* Documentary on LTTE atrocities released

* "Visit, make available expertise and invest in Sri Lanka" -Ambassador Aryasinha

* Check in time changes at UL counters

* Ambassador Rapp calls on Minister Peiris

* More SL fishermen released


 February 08, 2012 |

* Defence Secretary denies North is militarized

* Sri Lanka ship supply base for GAC

* BOI zones to be upgraded

* Deyata Kirula exhibition extended

* Developments in Maldives are internal matters - Govt

* Second phase of Colombo Outer Circular Highway to begin next week

* Govt allocates 10 bn for North

* Expressway revenue reaches Rs.151 mn

 February 06, 2012 |

* Enterprises flourish in Sri Lanka as FDI surge

* President declared open Saliyagama Jana Sevana housing scheme in Oyamaduwa

* Russia, Kuwait congratulate Sri Lanka on Independence Day

* Our responsibility is to bring up a generation who love their Motherland - President

* Over 20 luxury cruise liners to call at ports this year 

* TN Chamber urges early introduction of Colombo, Madurai flight service

* The former Indian President wows crowds in Sri Lanka

* Flavours from Sri Lanka at Gulf Paradise


 February 05, 2012 |

* Let us drown out poverty in abundance of prosperity – President at Deyata Kirula

* Deyata Kirula exhibition opened

* Teachings of the Holy Prophet even more relevant today – President

* Embilipitiya Paper Mill reopens


 February 04, 2012 |

* Rural people should be given the results of giant development works - President

* World leaders send good wishes

* President's Independence Day message: National flag flutters pointing to a new country in the making

* CB raises policy interest rates

* IMF commends Sri Lanka's commitment to reduce budget deficit


 February 03, 2012 |

* SL Envoy in US invites intl' correspondents to visit Sri Lanka

* Task Force to be set up for preparations of CHOGM 2013 Summit

* No bird flu threat in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka to build museum chamber for Zheng He

* BIA to accommodate 6 mn passengers

* More electricity projects at Kalutara

* Cabinet Decisions

* SL welcomes Arcadia

* Living standards in estate sector improved

* Trade & Investment promotion mission to Vietnam in March

* Tamil speaking accountants to be recruited in North and East

* Over 210,000 IDP families resettled


 February 02, 2012 |

* Additional funds for ICT development

* SL’s environmental performance improving - US survey

* Measures to develop Trinco Port City

* SL’s first “Tourism Roadside Signage Guidelines” launched

* More luxury buses in Colombo

* SLN assists to repatriate Indian fishermen


 February 01, 2012 |

* Smugglers dump Canada-bound Tamil asylum seekers in Togo

* UN assists farmers in North

* Prime Minister of Cameroon welcomes strengthened ties with Sri Lanka

* FDIs increased in 2011

* Northern hospitals to be developed

* Inflation drops in January

* Rubber planting subsidy extended  

* South Africa’s hotel & shopping mall developers are enticed by SL’s opportunities  







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